2002 - One-time porn actress Linda Lovelace, whose starring role in Deep Throat made her a celebrity in the 1970s, dies of injuries sustained in a Denver car accident 19 days earlier. She was 53.
1994- President Richard M. Nixon dies at 81.
1981- Eric Clapton lands in a Seattle hospital for bruised ribs and a cut shin suffered in a car accident.
1978 - The Blues Brothers make their debut in a skit on Saturday NightLive. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd introduce the show by performing "Hey Bartender" with Paul Shaffer as Don Kirshner.
1978- Eddie Money lip-synchs "Baby Hold On" on AmericanBandstand.
1976 - A show by Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue in Clearwater, Florida is taped for a possible T-V broadcast. But Dylan scraps the footage and goes with a later show taped in Fort Collins, Colorado.
1976 - Barbara Walters becomes the first female nightly network news anchor.
1974 - Roger Daltrey begins shooting his starring role in the Ken Russell film of TheWho's rock opera Tommy.
1972- John Lennon and Yoko Ono speak at a peace rally in New York's Duffy Square.
1970- Paul McCartney, in a London Evening Standard interview, criticizes PhilSpector's arrangement of "The Long and Winding Road." "I couldn't believe it. I would never have female voices on a Beatles record." He says no one asked him about adding harps, horns and orchestra or choir to the original tracks.
1970- The First Earth Day takes place.
1969 - John Lennon legally changes his middle name from Winston to Ono. He says, "Yoko changed her name for me. I've changed mine for her. One for both. Both for each other."
1969- The Who give the first complete live performance of Tommy in Dolton, England.
1966 - The Troggs release "Wild Thing."
1914 - Babe Ruth makes his pitching debut with the Boston Red Sox.